NEWS

06.12.2019

The Fort Shopping Centre

04.10.2019

Grand Union Studios W10

24.09.2019

The Shipping Building, Hayes

17.09.2019

Eaton Square SW1

04.09.2019

Association of Project Management Annual Awards

17.06.2019

ISO 9001 accreditation retained

07.06.2019

Mothercare, Monks Cross

28.02.2019

Exciting times ahead!

15.11.2017

2110 Consult sponsor a football team

18.10.2017

Gherkin Challenge

08.09.2017

Require a sensible and pragmatic QS / Cost Control Service?

22.06.2017

2110 Consult retains ISO 9001:2015 Certification for another 12 months

15.06.2017

Practical Completion at Beck Retail Park, Wakefield

03.04.2017

New London office at Holland House – Gherkin Piazza EC3A 5AW

01.12.2016

Dilapidations Update

31.08.2016

Low Carbon Workplace in Shoreditch, London EC2 makes the Grade

23.08.2016

Major Refurbishment planned for Monks Cross Shopping Park, York

23.08.2016

2110 Consult negotiates Party Wall Award for Modernisation of Mabel Crout Court, London

22.08.2016

2110 Consult Manage Party Wall Award for Pimlico Plumbers’ London HQ

25.07.2016

2110 Consult is recognised in Constructing Excellence Regional Awards 2016

20.06.2016

2110 Consult is assessed against ISO 9001:2015 Quality Standard

06.06.2016

2110 Consult Survey Properties for Growing ‘Co-living’ Group, Lyvly

09.05.2016

146 New Apartments on Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes

02.05.2016

Energy Act Fuels Heated Discussions between Landlords and Tenants

25.04.2016

New Residential House Extension, St Albans

14.04.2016

Former Hospital Chapel, St Albans Benefits from Reinstatement Cost Assessment

23.03.2016

Are your Foundation Designs on the Right Footing? (Case Law Clarifies Design Requirements for Basement Foundations)

18.02.2016

Will Alsop Acknowledges 2110 Consult’s Project Management of Great Northern, Manchester

27.01.2016

New Format Out of Town Primark Store in Birmingham

22.01.2016

2110 Consult Survey Famous Daily Express Building, Manchester

12.01.2016

65 Properties Surveyed in One Month for St Mungo’s

07.01.2016

Building Survey of 87,700 sq. ft. Priory Point Warehouse, Bedford

04.01.2016

Two Houses in Childs Hill, London NW3

27.05.2015

Reconstruction costs: Be sure you’re insured!

27.05.2015

Do you need a Party Wall Surveyor?

01.01.2015

Is your air conditioning still legal?

20.04.2014

Cladding Conundrums!

18.04.2014

Another Step Towards Zero Carbon

10.04.2014

Energy Performance Certificate Update

07.04.2014

Health & Safety First

22.02.2014

Space Invaders Article Featured in the May Edition of RICS Building Surveying Journal

27.05.2015

Do you need a Party Wall Surveyor?

If your project might involve party walls, or you think your neighbour is carrying out work unlawfully to a dividing wall or structure, our surveyors can help.  From simple domestic alterations to multi-million pound retail reconstruction, we have dealt with an extensive range of cases covering most UK building types. We receive ongoing Party Wall updates through the Pyramus &Thisbe club, so you can be assured of up-to-the-minute advice in a rapidly changing field.

But what is a Party Wall?

A party wall is a wall used by more than one ‘owner’. Your property has a party wall if:

  • You and your neighbour have a wall running between your built-up properties, or;
  • You and your neighbour have a wall running between your gardens (a ‘party fence’ wall), or;
  • You occupy or own a single storey of a building and one of your floors, or ceilings, separates your property from your neighbours (a ‘party structure’ wall)

In England and Wales, construction work on party walls is regulated by the ‘Party Wall etc. Act 1996’. The Act applies for both residential and commercial buildings.  It states that if you (the ‘Building Owner’) want to make changes to a party wall, you should notify your neighbour (the ‘Adjoining Owner’) in writing. Otherwise, they may be able to stop your work from taking place.

Your neighbour can then either consent to the proposed work or dissent. If they dissent, or do not reply within 14 days being served the notice, you and your neighbour can either:

  1. Appoint an Agreed Surveyor to monitor the work, or;
  2. Appoint 2 separate surveyors, one representing the Building Owner and the other representing the Adjoining Owner, to monitor the work.

In the second situation, the 2 surveyors will appoint a third surveyor, in case any disputes arise.

Most significant work to a party wall, such as structural alterations, falls under the Act. In addition, the Act applies where a wall nearby a neighbour’s land is affected by excavations, even if the wall does not form a border with the neighbour’s land.

For an explanatory leaflet on Party Walls, click here.

For more information speak to Tracey Behrakis on 01727 790901 or email tracey.behrakis@2110consult.com.

party wall surveyor

London Office

St Albans office

T: 0845 209 9999

E: info@2110consult.com

2110 Consult Limited is registered in England & Wales (registered number 06810968) and is regulated by The RICS.

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